Saturday, July 11, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking First Attempts

I’ve signed up for a free class by Jessica Sprague on Photo Editing: Frame-ups and Special Effects! The class began on July 6th.

Last fall I took her free “Stories in Hand” class. I was totally amazed & impressed at the amount of work that Jessica put into this class. It was a totally awesome experience & I’d highly recommend it to anyone if it comes up again.

Anyways, I have been wanting to learn how to do digital scrapbooking for sometime now. I purchased Photoshop Elements 3.0 a few years ago & have tried to figure it out on my own without much luck. I like the way Jessica does her classes, she uses screen shots and walks you through everything step by step. She makes it all seem so easy.

The past few days I’ve been playing around with the free classes on her site and have managed to do my first digital layout. With Jessica’s step by step guidance it was actually pretty easy. On this layout, the page is already set up & she shows you how to add a photo and the journaling to it. She also shows you other little tricks for Photoshop Elements or Photoshop. This layout can now be printed to an 8x8 or if your lucky to own a 12x12 format printer you could print it to that size too. I love how this turned out & how easy it was.

Month End Update

I’m a little bit late in posting this. This is my updated list of projects/cards that I completed in June. I’m actually surprised that I did as much as I did considering my house is in shambles awaiting the renovations to begin.

June 2009 Completed Projects
Cards Created – 13
Layouts Completed – 2
Mini Albums Completed – 0
3D Projects Completed – 0
Punch Art – 2